Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

ACES, computer, CAD, automotive

How Can Automotive Players Thrive in a World of ACES Uncertainty?

A Google search on where experts see the automotive industry going reveals one key takeaway: no one knows exactly where it’s headed. Some once thought that level 4-5 automation was a...
portuguese flag and bolts of fabric

Doing Business in Portugal

With 1,793 km of coastline, Portugal has a long history as a seafaring country and once had colonies all over the world. Brazil, one of its wealthier colonies, became independent in...
shop floor workers looking at computer

Why Manufacturers Need an Outcome Culture (Pt. II)

In “Why Manufacturers Need an Outcome Culture (Pt. I),” we made the case for manufacturers adopting an outcome culture. In Part II, we will cover how to build and maintain an...
ERP, baseball, diseconomies of scale

ERP, Baseball and Diseconomies of Scale

The book and movie, Moneyball tells the story of how Billy Beane, the General Manager for the Oakland Athletics, utilized a rogue statistical strategy to get the maximum value out of...
JITS, JIT, trucking, automotive, just in time, just in time sequence

Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?

As the trucking industry experiences rising industry change, just-in-time-sequence (JITS) supply chains are starting to feel the effects. In this article, we will take a closer look at these industry challenges...
outcome culture, workers, manufacturing

Why Manufacturers Need an Outcome Culture (Pt. I)

An outcome-based culture offers six major benefits. In this article, we explain why manufacturers should adopt an outcome culture. What is Workplace Culture? It was Peter Drucker who told us, “Culture eats strategy...
Customer Sales and Service, action center, man, computer

Actionable Insights: Customer Sales and Service Action Center

In our previous Actionable Insights blog, we discussed QAD’s Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Action Center. Next we will provide an overview of the Customer Sales and Service Action Center as well...
Czech Republic, doing business, manufacturing

Doing Business in the Czech Republic

After World War I, Czechoslovakia had a tumultuous history, but with the Velvet Revolution of 1989, the country was able to return to democracy. In 1993, the country split into two...
consumer requirements, how it's made, food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, frozen fries

How It’s Made: F&B and CPG Manufacturing Success

In the highly competitive food and beverage (F&B) and consumer packaged goods (CPG) markets, manufacturers have learned to listen more to consumer needs and requirements. For example, consumers are more interested...
recalls, food and beverage, production line

Managing Recalls with an Adaptive ERP

Not too long ago, a major U.S. grocery store chain launched a recall of frozen vegetables that was determined to be contaminated. They were produced by a popular manufacturer. The breach...

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